William Beatty-Kingston in Vienna

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 19-20:

There was but one man in Vienna — oddly enough, his dearest friend and heartiest admirer, Pepi Hellmesberger — who could cap him [Herbeck], play what he would; and nothing could be more interesting or amusing than to get these two great musical chiefs together in a mood to compare their classical and operatic reminiscences and test one another's memories anent such pleasing trivialities as Volkslieder, Laendler and Waelzer by the innumerable melodists, unknown to fame, with whom the Puchies of Austria proper have abounded for the last sixty or …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 19-20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444165348418 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:02:28 +0100
Approved on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:40:49 +0000